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Lakemaid Beer - August Schell Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shadow1961 on 05-09-2008)
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csorensen3


2/5  rDev -42%

05-30-2012 16:42:53 | More by csorensen3
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KeefD

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Shamefully, I caught a 1# Perch under the cap. Weak. Best by date of Aug 28th, 2008, but can't be too bad yet could it?

Pours a clear golden yellow color which develops a decent amount of foam and very light lacing. The aroma is of some grainy cereal, corn, adjuncts and some off-putting dirty diaper smells. Eww. Not much in the way of flavor. Some husky grains, a bit of corn, somewhat thin. Hop bitterness is almost unnoticeable. Pretty easy going on the tongue, light to medium bodied, goes down super smooth. Easily drinkable, but maybe could have been better when it was fresh.

10-12-2008 18:58:53 | More by KeefD
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

06-12-2012 19:05:28 | More by jcjerabek
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jzlyo

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-02-2013 04:03:42 | More by jzlyo
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -22.3%

Typical lager straw yellow color, medium carbonation; ordinary domestic mass produced lager taste, but not as acidic, and without a lingering aftertaste. Nothing extraordinary and that's the problem in a nut shell.

Kudos for the drone delivery system, which made headlines.

04-18-2014 21:27:13 | More by Honisbygonis
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zeff80

Missouri

2.7/5  rDev -21.7%

A - Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a two-finger, pillowy, white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and floral notes. Not much else.

T - It tasted of grains, caramel and cereal. Overall, it was sweet and had a very mild bitterness.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light bodied lager that is very easy drinking.

D - This is a pretty plain lager. Not much going on.

10-04-2010 22:22:19 | More by zeff80
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -20.9%

Thanks to Buebie for this extra via trade... It's been a while since I've tried a new Adjunct Lager...

A - Two fingers of fizzy lightly packed white foam... Head quickly fades and leaves a full lacing... Pale yellow straw color... Little or no noticeable carbonation... Looks like a fairly textbook lager...

S - Fresh grains... Bread crust... Hints of lemon and honey...

T - Corn... Biscuit... Crust... Faint malt presence... A brisk earthiness... Slight sugar sweetness... Honey... Lemon...

M - Good light sparkling carbonation on the tongue... Light to medium bodied... A little on the thin side... Slightly astringent... Dry... Not off-putting, but not very much substance...

D - Not bad, but an average at best... There's nothing wrong with this beer, but I can't put my finger on anything memorable either...

06-03-2009 01:20:07 | More by philbe311
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brewcrew12


2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-15-2012 19:04:43 | More by brewcrew12
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warpig372

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13%

06-19-2014 19:12:43 | More by warpig372
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

03-25-2013 03:58:21 | More by bigbeers84
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

04-05-2013 14:55:07 | More by atomicskier1889
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Bluesman2383

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13%

01-05-2014 22:49:27 | More by Bluesman2383
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Mheider


3/5  rDev -13%

06-29-2014 12:06:32 | More by Mheider
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

01-11-2012 16:16:26 | More by zenwatts
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -13%

12-07-2011 02:17:15 | More by mhaugo
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

07-04-2013 12:19:59 | More by Beer4Mike
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

10-30-2013 15:21:13 | More by AnalogErik
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pweis909

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%

Suckered in by a bottle that is more interesting than the beer.

A-deep yellow, pushing amber in color, with the thinnest of heads with absolutely no lasting power.
S-slightly grainy, otherwise non-descript
T-Barely any! But it is a clean nothing
M-feels about right in the mouth
D-sure, it quenches, but this would never be my go-to beer. There is just so little to it. I'm glad that some of the profits went to a "cause."

08-22-2008 08:16:53 | More by pweis909
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%

This beer is creating quite a buzz and I found a few singles to buy to see how it measures up.

Sweeter, creamed corn maltiness...decent body for a lager...not thin...no off flavors...basic macro lager type of beer.

It's been awhile since I had Grain Belt Original but this has some of the same characteristics from what I remember.

Right now the hype is bigger than the product in my opinion...not any better than my favorite macros but in the ball park..

Decent enough ...Put this in cans and sell it for 12 bucks a case and I'd buy it occasionally.

06-21-2008 04:14:11 | More by ZAP
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emerge077

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%

Found this in Racine, WI which happens to be on Lake Michigan.
Suckered by the goofy label, I was just going to get this for a fishing buddy, but decided to get an extra single to review.

Urine copper gold with slow carbonation. There was about an inch of foam at first, and now there's just a feeble skim. It does lace a little on the opposite side. Let's face it though, drinking this on a boat, you probably won't be looking at the lacing.

Faint aroma of sweet cereal grain, honey graham cracker.

Sweet apple and husky grains, not terrible. A little flaccid and gassy feeling though. Very light bodied, lingering sweet malt finish when there shouldn't be much of one. Goes down easy enough, not one to deconstruct the finer points of. Simple and utilitarian, more of a novelty for the odd "Lakemaids" on the label.

11-16-2010 03:14:46 | More by emerge077
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%

August Schell Lakemaid beer, "The Fisherman's Lager",
pours a big stiff head over a clear yellow brew. There's
not a whole lot of carbonation after the initial pour, but it
is slow and steady. The head fades to a finger of foam,
though there is a bit of lacing sticking to the glass. The
nose is a bit of lager yeast and a bit of sweet corn, The
flavor is likewise simple- a bit of malt, a little more sweet
corn, and a surprisingly solid touch of herbal hops (at
least for this style). Mouthfeel is pretty thin- but not bad
for an adjunct style brew- actually I would rate this as one
of the better adjunct lagers I've had. It makes me wonder
what the brewers down in New Ulm could have done if
they had been charged with brewing up a simple all-malt
lager like Full Sail's Session. This brew was made for the
start of the '08 fishing season, a co-production between
August Schell and the Rapala fishing tackle company. The
label states that "a portion of the proceeds will benefit the
International Game Fish Association".

I'm sure fisherman all over the North Country will be drinking
this and peeing off the side of their boats on the opener!

05-09-2008 08:12:47 | More by shadow1961
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2012 00:26:12 | More by Kunstman
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-18-2013 23:54:01 | More by enelson
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-29-2013 23:46:50 | More by OregonGrown7
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-25-2013 09:31:52 | More by bismarksays
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Lakemaid Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.